Our 2014-2015 Curriculum Choices


Language Arts: Michael Clay Thompson & The Gray Grammarian

Math: Art of Problem Solving (prealgebra)
Keyboarding: BBC Dance Mat Typing
Science: Thomas Bell 6th Grade Science & Gardening (He wants our first gardening project to be building a cob oven using math and science!)

Vocabulary/Roots/Spelling: Wordly Wise (I’ve used this for years and swear by it!)
History: Big History Project online, Howard Zinn, & Story of the World

A Young People’s History of the United States

Geography: Discovering the World of Geography

Elective: Minecraft homeschool
Literature: Brave Writer Boomerang literature series (one novel per month):
-To Kill a Mockingbird; Harper Lee
-What the Moon Saw; Laura Resau
-Lord of the Flies; William Golding
-The Call of the Wild/White Fang; Jack London
-The Joy Luck Club; Amy Tan
-Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry; Mildred D. Taylor
-The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian; Sherman Alexie
-Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl; Anne Frank
-The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy; Douglas Adams
-Catching Fire; Suzanne Collins
Enrichment: Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth online courses
Tutoring: Stanford University Gifted & Talented online tutoring

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